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captioned by the national captioning institute >> wedding night it was for the midwest crash and lightning and powerful storms. in wisconsin, lightning was blamed for triggering house fires. wind snapped trees and knocked out power for thousands of people. a separate storm in kansas for part trees and those storms
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could be on their way here. we know the heat will be here. after a mild day yesterday, the heated by azeris are back. -- heat advisories are back. >> let's talk about the heat and it doesn't look as bad as it did earlier. because of the morning clouds that moved in for a few hours that is inhibiting some of the heat from the sun. i think we will be in the mid- to-upper-90's. when you factor in the committee, it will kill about 105 degrees. we still have that heat advisory in effect. here is the trouble forecast. travel -- highs well in the 90's for most
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of the eastern seaboard of the u.s. more on those potential storms coming right up. >> jimmy is that redskins part. >> it is pretty hot out here and the temperature continues to rise but that is not stopping the redskins from taking part of their first official day of summer training camp. all the guys were here bright and early. luckily for this morning they ticket inside to their brand new white practice tent for what was a short morning practice. but that did not stop them from going through several drills. we saw robert griffin iii taking
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a few snack center when the ball. we got the chance to talk with one of the redskins newest players, a d.c. native, about what he hopes for training skicamp. >> we have a great group of guys. we have great coaches. i am looking forward to the season. >> the team will have a short break for lunch this afternoon before their afternoon practice, which will take place outside under the sun on the practice field. the public is allowed out here for the afternoon practice. the gates will open at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon and practice starts at 3:00 p.m. once again, it gets hot out here. if you will make your way to redskins park, don't forget your
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water bottle. >> some people in southeast d.c. are facing soaring temperatures without water. watermen repairs this morning near the intersection of 13th and hartford streets knocked out water for people in that area. the good news is that the water should be coming back on within the next hour if the cleanup work goes as planned. crews spent their morning cleaning up where a dump truck and a train collided. the truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. he said he stalled on the tracks. the cfx train did not suffer any damage. a big mess out onto 70 this morning, northbound, now back open after this happened in montgomery county. a tractor-trailer overturned
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spilling 77,000 pounds of budweiser beer all over the highway. maryland police say that it swerved to avoid a large chunk of debris. there were a few delays, but not any serious injuries. we expect to learn more about the computer crashed that shut down metro service twice in one weekend. the general manager is expected to speak to the board shortly. metro has previously said that it failed model about the size of a pizza box was to blame. while it was inconvenient, passengers were never at risk. police say a 4-year-old accidentally shot himself after finding a loaded gun. more on the search for answers to this senseless tragedy. >> this small boar walked out of that front door over to the street over here about 30 feet away. what is unclear is how long was he out here and attended.
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the boy's father left the home this afternoon without saying anything to us. brain markers on the street show where the pickup truck was parked outside of the home and toys on the frontline -- on the front lawn making it difficult situation even more painful. >> if you will have a gun and kids, you better have it locked up. a disaster can happen just like that. >> family members were home yesterday afternoon when the 4- year-old boy walked out of the front door and into a relative's unlocked truck. inside, he found a loaded gun the boy accidentally shot himself once in the head. >> they did cpr on him for about 15 minutes. >> neighbors say it is not uncommon to see children from his own playing outside and come in many cases they say, playing by themselves. >> three or four years old out in the street playing with no adult supervision.
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>> they ride their scooters on the street and the sidewalks are you have to be very careful when you back up. >> this afternoon, the scenarios of what if's runs through people's minds. >> police have not identified the person who owns the gun and they haven't said it began was legally registered. right now, charges are still pending. >> we have learned today there will be no cameras in the courtroom for george u. leed's sentencing. -- george hugely's sentencing. he was convicted of second- degree murder and grand larceny. he is said to be sentenced on august 40.
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we're hearing stories of chaos terror and now compassion in the wake of the colorado movie theater shooting. >> metro 10, do i have permission to start taking some of these victims be a car? >> police arrived at the scene within three minutes, but ambulances took a bit longer, prompting police to stop waiting. 17 of the 58 people wounded in the rampage are still in the hospital. >> he is just a lost soul right now and i pray the lord to find his way under his heart and change him. >> funerals have already started for the 12 people killed in the rampage. the first one was yesterday for 55-year-old gordon cowden.
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calls are out in the wake of that shooting. they want expanded background check and a ban on high ammunition magazines. gun-control could become an issue on the campaign trail. the president said in new orleans that an assault rifle like the k-47 belong in the battlefield, not in american homes. today, the president will meet with his cabinet for the first time since january. he is expected to speak with a fire fighters convention by telephone. mitt romney met with prime minister david cameron this morning. earlier in the day he met with former prime minster tony blair. he is in london for the opening ceremonies of the olympic games more night. michelle obama leaves today to
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leave the u.s. delegation in london. coming up, another partisan battle is shaping up with your wallet caught smack in the middle. the push to extend tax cuts. and a push to expand casinos in maryland. and the latest on the stranger abduction of cal ripken jr.'s mother, how she described the man who tied her up in her own car. and we're keeping an eye on the thermometer as we march toward 100 year -- 100 degrees today.
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>> police are staying tight lipped into the investigation of the kidnapping of cal ripken's mom. she told police that unarmed man kidnapped her, tied her up and drove her around town. and neighbor told us that a neighbor told him -- a neighbor told us that she told him that she was not harmed. >> they stopped and got food and other things. he lit cigarettes for her. >> police say it is not yet clear if ripken was targeted work she was a random victim. so far, no arrests have been made. a push to expand gambling in maryland could have the governor headed back to annapolis. one proposal would allow table games. any proposal approved by lawmakers would have to be approved by voters in november. the debate over extended tax
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cuts as spurt up again on capitol hill. as you might expect, is split right down party lines. -- it is split right down party lines. >> it was an often heated debate on the senate floor. democrats and republicans each accusing the other side of playing politics ahead of a vote to extend the bush tax cuts. but only for those earning less than $250,000 a year. >> this is about our country about doing something about a debt that will contribute about $1 trillion to the debt. that is not bad. >> i heard my friend say that this is about the debt. this would produce about enough revenue to operate the government for about a week. >> largely along party lines the senate passed the bill extending the tax cuts for lower and middle-income americans while letting them expire for the wealthiest americans.
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earlier, republican -- and earlier republican-sponsored measure was defeated. >> if we want to move for, then middle-income and small income families need a helping hand. >> like many other bills in this gridlocked congress, this one is unlikely to go anywhere andin the gop house. but the president turned it into a campaign issue appeared >> republicans in the house said we will hold the middle-class tax cuts hostage unless they get another $1 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. >> nearly half of the country preferred extending the cuts only for those americans making less than two hundred $50,000 a year. --
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>> exxonmobil has had its highest quarterly profit ever. but it did not come entirely from gas. nearly half of it came from selling off some of its assets and from tax-related items. washington gas customers in virginia will get a check in the mail. washington gas had been charging higher rates since october. now they have to pay back the difference in rates with interest. >> luckily, we had a little bit of cloud cover this morning shading as from the sunshine that kept us from going over 100 degrees. a nice time lapse this morning pared look on the left-hand side of your screen. you will see the sun popping up
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for the horizon cricket is that a decent shot. then that thin veil of high- level clouds moved overhead and shaded us just enough for a few hours to keep the temperatures down earlier this morning. but those clouds have since moved on. so now we will see the peak heating intensify again with the bright, strong sun this time of year. and the warm air mass of place in front -- the clouds have dissipated and pushed off to the east what is left of them is over the eastern shore and over the atlantic as well pier 88 degrees now at reagan national. it is hot out there. but here's the kicker. a dewpoint of 75 at reagan national. that is very uncomfortable in terms of the humidity level, even by our levels here in mashie and -- in washington. that is significant. you rarely see it get much higher than 75 in the
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summertime. look at winchester with 73 -- with 77 degrees. it kind of tax as a fuel for the thunderstorms. when you combine the heat and humidity it feels like 100 degrees. and these numbers will continue to climb as the temperature does as well into the afternoon hours. we had a few showers earlier this morning. western maryland, parts of the panhandle, parts of west virginia -- nothing there for now, we're in the clear. but for the next 45 hours, i think we will have the first fund -- four or five hours, i think we will have the first thunderstorms developing. however, off to the north, that is where we have a moderate risk in northern and western relevant parts of west virginia. that is where severe thunderstorms are more likely later on today. the primary effect -- the
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primary threat is between 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., primarily gusty wind. so the wind and hale will be the primary threat later on today. 98 degrees is the high temperature in some places, especially south of town where you have more sunshine. a few storms over night to night until about 1:00 a.m. some could be strong to severe. tomorrow afternoon, i think we will spend the day in the mid- 90's. it will still be hot and sticky. we do have a chance of a few strong or severe storms tomorrow as well. the temperature still looks like it will dive down into the upper-70's. >> which you would welcome after a day like today -- into the upper-80's. >> which you would welcome after a day like today. wild horses to to the water.
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each summer, the volunteer fire department herds of them across the waterway as a prelude to an auction. about 40,000 people also flocked to the area each year to watch them swim. 12:20 p.m. right now. coming up, two major cities set their site onchick-fil-
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>> chick-fil-a facing a growing backlash over commons that the ceo made over gay marriage.
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many liberals promised a boycott and many conservatives calling for an eat chick-fil-a day. the company will face an uphill battle as they try to expand. >> i don't believe that a country the jig that a company speaks out against the rise today has a place in the city of boston. >> chick-fil-a values are not chicago values. they're not respectful of our residents, our neighbors, and our family members. >> chick-fil-a contends it treats everyone with respect regardless of believes. an illinois man is paying afford one it comes to helping families heal in colorado. for years, he has spent his time making a moral call fresh -- memorial crosses for those who ask for them.
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>> we as a nation, are grieving. but me, coming from illinois, is just one guy stopping what he is doing and going out there and is a picture of what the nation is suffering, too. >> he never charges for the crosses. he said he is just happy to give back in any way he can. >> we will be back with a final
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over the next four months hayou have a choice to make. not just between two political parties, or even two people. it's a choice between two ry different plans for our country. governor romney's neplan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top. roll back regulations on big banks. and he says that if we do, our economy will grow and everyone will benefit. but you knowhat? we tried that top down approach. it's what caused the mess in the first place. i believe the onlyay to create an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class. asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way. so that
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we can afford to invest in education manufacturing, and home-grown american energy for good middle class jobs. sometimes politics can seem very small. but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger. ♪ ♪ i'm barack obama and i approve this message. wow, look at this bed! this nightstand! this wardrobe! what are you doing here? you're in ikea. my dream bedroom is in ikea? yes. what's that bedroom over there? that's your husband' 's dream bedroom. whatever your style, take he your dream bedroom together. ikea. the life improvement store. >> here is a rescue dog with a
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remarkable story. one and half years old, born on the u.s. marine base in the helmand province of afghanistan. he went out on patrol and he survived on scraps. that is when a civilian first fell in love with him. >> he was a 6-month-old, loving a gentle puppy. i was drawn to him immediately. >> she saved him from being put down and moved him here to arlington could it cost him thousands of dollars. she plans to certify him as a therapy to help returning troops. >> welcome to arlington. between about 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. we will have the highest likelihood of severe storms high north in the metro.
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